Achieving My Dream Association Job While Building a Thriving Culture

July 10, 2024

with Lou DiGioia, FASAE, CAE

Lou DiGioia, FASAE, CAE, the chief operating officer (COO) of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), brings his energy and enthusiasm to the Six Degrees of Associations Podcast this week.

Lou joins us to share insights into the elaborate workings of NATO, an association representing companies that own movie theaters across the U.S. and abroad.

Previously serving as the chief financial officer (CFO), Lou was promoted to NATO’s COO in 2024, where he currently oversees internal operations, including finance, human resources, information technology, and program implementation.

 As a lifelong nonprofit professional and cinema fan, NATO is a dream association for him, and his excitement and passion for his work are evident in today’s inspiring chat with Lou. His transition from politics to the nonprofit sector unveils a series of captivating stories about his involvement with various nonprofit organizations, including Math Counts and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Lou takes us on a journey through his personal and professional experiences, from his background in politics to his deep-rooted passion for movies and the cinema industry.